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NATS35S
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   Posted 8/21/2014 8:51 AM (GMT -6)   
I feel so hopeless and need answers. 
(I am 35 years old. Mommy of 2 children, one 12 years old and the other 2 years old)
It started 3 years ago, feeling numb in my left face and arm and blurred vision in left eye. I went to see a neurosurgeon and went for MRI. it came up normal and then was told it might have been a mild stroke. Since then the numbness never went away.
3 Months ago it became worse and my vision started to get more blurrier and my eye twitch and then my left leg also became numb. I went to see my doctor and he said my BP was very good and no problem with my heart either. he sent me for blood tests and also put me on Vitamin B12. Blood tests were normal! 
So I went back to another Neurosurgeon. After another MRI, which was clear again, no hope. He didn't do any other test and didn't even do a physical exam. He says it could be because I had a viral infection or because of stress! No proof!!! Last Sunday my right eye started to blurr and twitch and my fingers and toes became numb. I feel so hopeless. I left the docs appointment in tears! I just want answers. I did ask if he could do other tests but he said no. Do I really need to go for a third opinion? I'm seeing a eye specialist on Monday to see if they cant help me with that. I've never worn glasses before and have always been healthy.
I have lower back pain also and I am also very tired. I muddle my words and have pauses or forget what I wanted to say.
 
 

Gretchen1
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   Posted 8/22/2014 9:27 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi there. Welcome to the board. I'm sorry you are in this situation. It's tough to be in diagnostic limbo. With a clear MRI, you most likely will not receive an MS diagnosis.

Have you pointedly asked your doctor what could be causing your disturbing symptoms?

When you see the eye doctor, ask for a very thorough exam of the optic nerve. Ask of he/she thinks it may be Optic Neuritis. I hope you are seeing an opthalmologist and not just an optometrist.

Let us know what the eye doctor says after your appointment on Monday. Best of luck. Keep us posted.
Diagnosed with MS July 2006

I have no lesions on my soul and so I live with no limits.

NATS35S
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   Posted 8/25/2014 12:54 AM (GMT -6)   
Good morning. I am seeing an ophthalmologist today. I sure hope he can give me some answers.
 

NATS35S
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   Posted 9/4/2014 5:43 AM (GMT -6)   
I have been to the eye specialist. He did all different tests and said he cant see anything wrong. That it must be neurological. He also suggested I get spectacles in the meantime and that it might be only temporary since whatever is wrong with me might clear up. I just don't get it!!
I am feeling very numb today. My whole left side and even my left part of my back is numb/ pins and needles. And my right fingers and toes. Since I have been to the Doctor and Neurologist and eye specialist and for an MRI and blood tests, my medical Fund is running low. I have decided to just give it a break and live with these symptoms :( . I will try again next year and see if they can figure me out then.
 
 
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